gyp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gyp deprive of by deceit "He swindled me out of my inheritance","She defrauded the customers who trusted her","the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
    • n gyp a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gyp jĭp A college servant; -- so called in Cambridge, England; at Oxford called a scout.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gyp A male servant who attends to college rooms. Also gip.
    • n gyp A swindler, especially a swindling horse-dealer; a cheat.
    • gyp To swindle; cheat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gyp jip a male servant who attends to college rooms at Cambridge.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Said to be a sportive application of Gr. gy`ps a vulture
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. a contr. from gypsy; hardly from Gr. gyps, a vulture.

Usage

In literature:

At last the heavy step was heard, the door opened, and the gyp once more announced that Mr Grayson was disengaged.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Among these were the E-gyp'tians, who lived in Africa.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
Meantime, Gyp, which is the worst, the full fury of the tempest or the mysterious terrors of the Haunted House!
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
He had a long story to go with it, Gyp!
"Tinker's Dam" by Joseph Tinker
Well, first there came Blackie, the cat, then came Banty, the hen; and then came Gyp, the dog.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Gyp proved that he needed no watching, for he commenced work early each day, and never stopped until night.
"Princess Polly At Play" by Amy Brooks
Then his favorite spaniel Gyp had begun to howl in his kennel, and Mr. Wilton had gone out to see what was the matter.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Gyp ran ahead on three legs; and Dick walked sedately behind.
"The Nursery, March 1877, Vol. XXI. No. 3" by Various
Why don't I have boys to play with instead of Lucy and Gyp?
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
Her age was seventeen, and she dressed after Carmen to please herself, and read Gyp with the same intention.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
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In news:

Just click & drag on the above photo from this week's issue of The Gyp Hill Premiere.
'Boardwalk Empire' season 3 clip trailer: Meet Gyp Rosetti.
HBO If it's one thing HBO wants us to do with this glimpse of the prohibition drama's third season is to forget the memory of the late James Darmody (Mchael Pitt) by introducing us the Atlantic City's newest badass in the form of Gyp Rosetti.
Boardwalk Empire' season 3 put in something of a quieter hour this week with "Ging Gang Goolie," as Bobby Canavale's Gyp Rosetti stayed out of the proceedings and Tabor Heights altogether after the tense climax of "You'd Be Surprised.
Boardwalk Empire' Previews "The Milkmaid's Lot": Gyp Rosetti Takes Over.
Boardwalk Empire' Previews "The Milkmaid 's Lot": Gyp Rosetti Takes Over.
Gyp Rosetti rules ' Boardwalk Empire's Atlantic City, while Nucky Thompson hides in the shadows and looks for his moment to strike back and reclaim his empire.
With Atlantic City overrun by Gyp and his goons, Nucky turns to his only ally left.
Boardwalk Empire' Previews "The Milkmaid's Lot": Gyp Rosetti Takes Over.
Nucky dodges another federal indictment, only to walk right into Gyp's line of fire.
When it comes to retaliation, Gyp has got style.
Gyp Rosetti rules 'Boardwalk Empire 's Atlantic City, while Nucky Thompson hides in the shadows and looks for his moment to strike back and reclaim his empire .
Gyp Rosetti rules 'Boardwalk Empire's Atlantic City, while Nucky Thompson hides in the shadows and looks for his moment to strike back and reclaim his empire.
Gypped Gen X'ers discovering hope for future.
Now that a fourth season is assured, we needn't worry that too much harm is going to come to 'Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson, even as unstable gangsters like Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Canavale) take every excuse to start a conflict.
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